Lobos score record-breaking 147 points as Weir era begins

David Lynch
November 13, 2017 07:06 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – One regular season game into his tenure as Lobos head coach and Paul Weir is already carving a spot in New Mexico basketball lore.


The Weir era officially began with a bang on Saturday night, as UNM scorched visiting Northern New Mexico 147-76 at Dreamstyle Arena. That’s the most points ever scored by the Lobos, and they also tied the school record for biggest margin of victory.

Eight players scored in double-digit figures for UNM, led by 24 from Chris McNeal, who hit six of his 10 shot attempts from beyond the arc. McNeal also had 10 assists for the Lobos.

Bryce Simmons led the scoring for NNMU with 20 points to go along with two steals and three assists.

UNM dominated in virtually every facet of the game, including points in the paint, where they nearly scored as many points (74) as NNMU did the entire game.  They also had a distinct 54-13 advantage in points off turnovers.

UNM begins its season 1-0 with the blowout victory, and the team will now prepare for its next game against University of Nebraska – Omaha on Tuesday.


David Lynch

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